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“There are no proposals”: Denisova comments on Russian ombudsman's offer on equal termination of criminal cases

She adds that 150 citizens of Ukraine were on the lists handed over to the Russian authorities that deal with liberation
18:43, 8 September 2019

Lyudmyla Denisova
24tv.ua

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova said that Ukraine had not received from the Russian Federation any proposals for an agreement to end the criminal prosecution of Russians and Ukrainians on an equal footing. She spoke about this in an interview with BBC-Ukraine.

"I ... read about it in the news. If she (Russian ombudsman Moskalkova, - 112 International) officially addresses and offers it, then we will consider this issue. We need an appeal, because you can talk about anything this way. Today, there are no proposals", she emphasized.

Denisova added that 150 citizens of Ukraine were on the lists handed over to the Russian authorities that deal with liberation.

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Earlier, the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova issued a statement offering Ukraine to conclude an agreement that would stop the criminal prosecution of Russians and Ukrainians on an equal footing.

"It would be useful to conclude the inter-state agreement regulating the legal status of the persons having Russian and Ukrainian citizenship and wishing come back home, which could resolve the issues of stopping of the criminal prosecution on an equal footing," the message reads.

Despite the exchange between Russian and Ukraine and coming back of 35 citizens of the Russian Federation from Ukraine, "there are a lot of Russian citizens in the detention centers of Ukraine who are in need of help, who need to protect their rights and who wish to get back home, that is why it is important to continue the work".

"I believe that today's big step on the return of citizens of Ukraine and Russia should become a part of the system actions on the Donbas conflict de-escalation as well as stabilization of the situation in eastern Ukraine," Moskalkova said.

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